Dateline: November 9, 2006

Linnie Floyd Martin, 92, died Friday, November 3, 2006, at Amarillo.

Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 6, 2006 in the Community Fellowship Church in Clarendon with Rev. Roger Smith, Pastor, and Rev. Darrell Burton, Pastor of the Martin Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was at Lakeview Cemetery in Lakeview.

Mrs. Martin was born December 30, 1913, in Cook County, Texas to Eli and Vira Davis Floyd. She married Aubrey Martin in January 1933 at Lakeview. She had been a resident of Brice and Hall County most of her life.

She was very influential at being a missionary. She helped feed children in Africa and Kenya. She also helped establish a Christian oriented library in Kenya. She was involved in anything that was educational or spiritual. She always was meeting the needs of the Brice community. She was a compassionate lady and served selflessly. She also ministered to the people at Memphis Convalescent Center during her time there. She loved the Lord, her family, and the community. She was a homemaker and a member of the Community Fellowship Church in Clarendon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on August 11, 1982; 2 brothers; 2 sisters and 1 grandson, Blaine McWhirter.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Shirley Palmer and husband Art of Tucumcari, N.M. and Connie McWhirter and husband Macky of Plains; 1 son, Ronnie Martin and wife Janice of Lubbock; 4 grandchildren, Kelly Pederson and husband Raulie, Lisa Mangold and husband David, Braden McWhirter and wife Darinda, Blake McWhirter and wife Amber; 10 great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials be to Memphis Convalescent Center, Hospice of the Southwest, or the Community Fellowship Church in Clarendon.

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